The Ultimate Show Tote Bag For Horse Show Moms + Dads

By Shannon Fox

Every young horseback rider needs their horse show mom or dad on hand to help them do their best. A horse show mom or dad is there to help with the horse, support their rider, take lots of pictures, and help make the day a success. Even if you’re not very familiar with horses, your help will still go a long way!

Whether you’re taking your child to their first horse show or their hundredth, it’s a good idea to have a show tote at ringside for whatever last minute problems may come up. Missing something from your tote or need to pick up more horse riding equipment? Use promo code “LoveTheRide” to take 15% off your entire order!

The Essentials:

Tote Bag:

Your tote bag is where all of your horse show items will be stored. The best totes are durable, easy-to-clean, and have lots of pockets for all those little items you might need.

WOW Grooming Tote

WOW Deluxe Grooming Tools Tote Bag

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Body Brush:

A body brush is used to quickly remove dust and mud from the horse before they enter the show ring.

Body Brush

Easy Clean Body Brush

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Hoof Pick:

A hoof pick is useful for cleaning out rocks and balled up arena dirt before the horse goes in the arena.

Hoof Pick

Brass Hoof Pick

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Hoof Polish:

A last swipe of hoof polish before going in the gate will leave your favorite pair looking perfectly polished.

Hoof Polish

SuperShine Hoof Polish

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Leather Polish:

Leather polish can be used to give the boots and horse tack a last shine and get off any dust, sweat, or mud that might have landed on the leather during the warm-up.

Leather Polish

Leather New Leather Polish

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Tail Brush:

Use this brush to get out the tangles from the horse or pony’s tail.

Tail Brush

Tailwrap Tail Paddle Brush


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Mane Bands:

If any of the horse’s braids start falling out in the warm-up, these rubber bands can be used to quickly secure it.

Braid Bands

Braid Bands

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Fly Spray:

Horses and flies go together like peanut butter and jelly…especially during the summer. Give the horse another spritz of fly spray before he goes in the show ring.

Clear Choice Fly Spray

Clear Choice Fly Spray

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Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer:

The Posture Prep groomer can be used both pre and post ride to improve the horse’s circulation, posture, range of motion, and help to groom your horse! This super tool can also be used on humans and can help to remove any last minute knots.

Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer

Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer

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For use with English horse tack, Sadl-Tite helps your rider stay more secure in the saddle.



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 Water Bottle:

 It’s important to keep your rider hydrated in the summer heat.

horse tack co water bottle

Aluminum Reusable Horse Motif Water Bottle

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Test Book or Course Map:

If your child is competing in a dressage show, make sure to have a copy of their test on hand for last-minute review. Similarly, if your child is jumping a course, make sure to write down the pattern in case they have questions about where they’re going.

Eventing Beginner Novice Level Test Book

Whinny Widgets Test Book

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Clean Rag or Towel:

 You can never have too many clean towels at a horse show. Useful for everything from wiping the foam from the horse’s mouth to cleaning boots to wiping off dust and mud.

Safety Pins:

 For those horse riding clothes emergencies, safety pins can save the day.


 For hot summer afternoons, make sure your rider is wearing their sunblock.


Blisters and scrapes are no fun. Make sure you have a few different sized band-aids on hand.

 Gatorade + Healthy Snack :

 If your rider is really sweating and working hard, Gatorade or a sports drink will help with rehydration. Natural protein bars are also great to keep the metabolism going strong. Also to ensure your horse stays hydrated, healthy and happy, use Horse Quencher in his water.


Don’t forget your camera to capture all of those special moments at the horse show!

We’d love to hear what show ring essentials belong in your show tote! Leave us a comment below!


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